Monday edition - September 14, 2009



Defiant Rep. Wilson: I won't apologize again
McClatchy Newspapers – Sun Sep 13, 3:00 pm ET
WASHINGTON — Rep. Joe Wilson said emphatically Sunday that he won't apologize to his colleagues for defaming President Barack Obama, increasing the likelihood that the House will pass an official reprimand as early as this week.

President Barack Obama dismisses 'you lie' outburst by Joe Wilson
Chicago Tribune - 9-14-09
WASHINGTON - -- President Barack Obama on Sunday dismissed the uproar over Rep. Joe Wilson's heckling during the president's speech to a joint session of Congress last week, suggesting it was only a distraction even

Palin: Don't 'demonize' our troops, Obama
Los Angeles Times - ‎Sep 10, 2009‎
Two of my favorite bloggers -- Jim Ceaser of the University of Virginia, and Sarah Palin of the University of Real America -- were particuarly [sic] struck


"During President Obama's speech, a congressman heckled him. This guy from South Carolina begins to heckle the guy, and I thought, OK, so now Gov. Mark Sanford is the second most embarrassing politician from South Carolina" --David Letterman



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"President Obama made his big healthcare address to a joint session of Congress last night. It went pretty well, except for one weird part in the middle of it, when a congressman from South Carolina suddenly yelled out, 'You lie!' It's amazing this guy was able to sit through seven years of President Bush telling him everything in Iraq is fine without a peep, but last night, he yells out, 'You lie!'" --Jimmy Kimmel




Shoe Thrower To Be Freed


 Muntazer al-Zaidi, the Iraqi reporter who became famous worldwide when he threw his shoes at then U.S. President George W. Bush, is thought likely to get a hero's welcome if he is freed from jail, as expected, on Monday.





Disturbing News


"Republican Congressman Joe Wilson apologized for calling President Obama a liar during his speech on health care. Obama accepted Wilson's apology, and then invited him to appear before a death panel." –Conan O'Brien





Republican-Shenanigans News



David Letterman's Top Ten Joe Wilson Excuses

10. "Shouldn't have gone tailgating before the speech"
9. "Ashton Kutcher put me up to it"
8. "Was trying to impress that hellcat Nancy Pelosi"
7. "Thought I was in the audience at Maury"
6. "Uh...Swine Flu?"
5. "I'm an idiot?"
4. "Yeah, I accused a politician of lying. What was I thinking?"
3. "I thought it was a roast"
2. "It's been weeks since a Republican politician embarrassed the state of South Carolina"
1. "Nobody cared when McCain yelled, 'Bingo!'"

Rock-The-Voter News



State of Carolina Xenophobia


The state that fired the first shot of the Civil War has now given us this: Senator Jim DeMint exhorted conservatives to “break” the president by upending his health care plan. Rusty DePass, a G.O.P. activist, said that a gorilla that escaped from a zoo was “just one of Michelle’s ancestors.” Lovelorn Mark Sanford tried to refuse the president’s stimulus money. And now Joe Wilson.

“A good many people in South Carolina really reject the notion that we’re part of the union,” said Don Fowler, the former Democratic Party chief who teaches politics at the University of South Carolina. He observed that when slavery was destroyed by outside forces and segregation was undone by civil rights leaders and Congress, it bred xenophobia.





"President Obama giving a lot of very important speeches. He gave a speech about healthcare tonight, and yesterday he gave a pep talk to students. He told them that in order to succeed they need to work hard and study hard. Then today, former President George W. Bush presented the rebuttal." --Conan O'Brien



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The University of Wyoming will name a center for international students after Dick Cheney. It’s got some unique features. Electricity will be circulated through foreign detainees.  - Laugh Lines


Bush-Prison-Torture News


"The University of Wyoming recently announced they are naming an international student center after former Vice President Dick Cheney because if there are two things that make you think welcome foreigners, it's Dick Cheney and Wyoming." --Conan O'Brien




Go-F**k-Yourself News


"The Dick Cheney Center for International Students. It's just two buildings over from the George W. Bush Institute for Pretzel Safety." --Jimmy Fallon




"At a press conference this week, NASA made a big announcement. They announced that they've created a magnetic device that can levitate mice. NASA's spokesperson said, 'If you don't let us go to Mars, this is the kind of stupid crap we're going to do.'" --Conan O'Brien


Subject: Your website



I noticed you didn't publish a new issue after your birthday. Did you party too hearty? Just kidding. Any good political discussions in Costa Rica?


I hope you soon can start treatment for your Hodgkin's disease. My sister is a ten year survivor.


Love you and your site,



Thanks for writing Nathan, and I wish your sister continued good health.


I wish I partied too hearty but my internet access (via my phone) kept cutting out and it finally subsided late Sunday. Also, no electricity. Ah, the life in a remote part of Costa Rica.


I haven't started treatment yet, I am hoping for 25-30K to drop out of the sky so I can begin. lol


Since I arrived in Costa I have had only two political discussions, both with rich, white, racist, retired Floridians. One man I met in San Jose while I was waiting for my surgery, said, "Obama's got to prove to me he's not a n*gg*r." I promptly told him how I felt and excused myself.


The other political discussion was with a couple from Pompano. They both lectured me on the facts that Obama is a racist, a Chicago political thug and wants to socialize America, AND that Valerie Plame was not a covert CIA agent AND that affordable health care is available to all Americans if they want it.


After listening to their diatribe, I unslacked my jaw and said, "I'm stunned that you think Obama is a racist. You sound like Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh. And Valerie Plame was a covert CIA agent when she was outted according to the Federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald who said in court, 'Valerie Plame's cover was blown.'  It's your choice to accept facts or not." They both wildly responded saying that everyone in DC knew Valerie Plame was CIA, Obama does hate white people because of the church he attended in Chicago, and there aren't 45 million people w/o health insurance, blah,blah,blah...


Republicans have perfected the art of "if you repeat a lie enough times people will believe it."





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Igor Vovkovinskiy, 27, of Rochester, Minn, standing 7-feet and 8-inches tall, listens to President Barack Obama during a health insurance reform rally, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, in Minneapolis.
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